Nfsc Rocks And A Question About Royal Icing

Baking By KaraBeara Updated 4 Jul 2009 , 3:08pm by shari22

KaraBeara Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 10:36pm
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Hello all! I'm a newbie so this might be a stupid question, but I was wondering if it is bad to use a royal icing recipe with egg whites. I have found a lot that use meringue powder, and only a few that use egg whites. Will using the egg whites make the royal icing "go bad?" Are there major benefits to using the meringue powder?

Also, I just tried the NFSC recipe for my sugar cookies and I am now a convert. I hated making cut sugar cookies before because my cookies would always spread out to much that the shape was unrecognizable. I just pulled my first batch out of the oven and they look exactly the same as when I put them in. Thank you thank you for all of the great recipes and advice!

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Honeydukes Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 7:02am
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Using raw eggs is a problem for some. Kids and the elderly aren't supposed to eat anything made with raw eggs. You can look for pasteurized eggs at your grocery store. I have several British baking books and it doesn't seems to be a concern for them.

MP will last a long time in the cabinet. Plus I get mine at Michael's with a coupon.

KaraBeara Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 1:59pm
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Thank you, Honeydukes!

Honeydukes Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 7:26am
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You are very welcome. I forgot to add this list of very helpful cookie information. But don't hesitate to ask any questions -- there are a lot of very talented and knowledgeable Cookiers (TracyLH's word icon_lol.gif ) here who are happy to help!


Here are the links for popular recipes and information:

Cookies:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2055-No-Fail-Sugar-Cookies.html
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-3993-Pennys-cookies.html
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6959-Dark-Chocolate-Rolled-Sugar-Cookies.html

Icings:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1983-Antonia74-Royal-Icing.html
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2119-Toba-Garretts-Glace-Icing.html
MMF (Marshmallow fondant)
http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Recipes&sort=recipename&sort_dir=ASC&op=search&chname=X&chingredients=X&searchtext=mmf&cat_id=-1&x=34&y=10
Rolled Buttercream
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1603-0-Rolled-Buttercream-Fondant-Alternative.html

How To bake & decorate Cookies
http://www.cakecentral.com/article54-How-To-Bake--Decorate-Cookies.html

How To Make Your Own Cookie Cutters:
http://cakecentral.com/article73-How-To-Make-Your-Own-Cookie-Cutters.html

"Where to Get Food-safe Metal to Make Cutters"
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=607066&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Cake Central Acronyms
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926.html


Cookie Cutter Sites

Copper:
http://stores.ecrandal.com/StoreFront.bok
http://www.coppergifts.com/
http://kitchengifts.com/

Metal:
http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/store/
http://www.thelittlefoxfactory.com/
http://lacuisineus.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=39
http://www.victortradingco.com/Cookie_Cutters.htm

All/ Misc:
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/Index.aspx
http://fancyflours.com/

shari22 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:08pm
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Thanks Honeydukes for all that helpful information!

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